D.C.'s 311 system will soon consolidate requests for information and repairs. And its 911 system is now geolocating emergency calls from cell phones.
Treva Lindsey, a D.C. native and women’s and African American studies scholar, sought to learn more about the black women who shaped her hometown during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Her research uncovered a startling lack of documentation of the “foremothers” who lived in the District at a time when long-held gender and racial roles were quickly shifting. The new book, “Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C.”, seeks to fill in those gaps in knowledge and reveal their stories. Kojo talks with Lindsey about the lives of those women and their lasting impact on our region and the country as a whole.
- Treva Lindsey Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University; Author, "Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C." (University of Illinois Press); @divafeminist
Colored No More – Excerpt
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